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Issue ‘Scheduled Castes converted to Buddhism’ certificates in Telangana

Please sign the petition here.  ~ Date: 19/04/2022 Place: Hyderabad To, Sri Koppula Eshwar The Hon’ble Minister of Scheduled Castes Development, Government of Telangana, Telangana Secretariat, Hyderabad, Telangana – 500063 Email – eshwarkoppula@gmail.com Twitter – @Koppulaeshwar1, Phone: 9949588444   Subject: Kindly direct all the Tahsildars in the state to issue Scheduled Castes converted to Buddhism …

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Adivasis Are Not ‘Noble Savages’ – A Brief Reminder

Chhotelal Kumar The mainstream has always viewed Adivasis as ‘alien people’. In our common sense, they are ‘Noble Savages’ who live away from modern complexities in jungles. But while making such a point, we often forget to explore realities. The terming of Adivasis (who were classified as Scheduled Tribes during colonial times) as Noble Savages …

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Dear Dalits, Beware of the ‘Toilet Woman of India’!

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Dhamma Darshan Nigam This write-up is in response to the interview titled ‘Toilet woman of India: The woman Narendra Modi is scared of’ published on our prestigious platform, the Round Table India (RTI), on January 15, 2022. The woman interviewed was Pragya Akhilesh.  I am not here to challenge the claims that she is the …

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RSS: the shadow and the deeper undercurrent of the cultural counter-revolution

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase  For the Veda is tainted by three faults of untruth, self-contradiction, and tautology. ~ Charvaka[1]  The 2022 calendar published by IIT Kharagpur with the theme of ‘Indian Knowledge Systems’ acknowledged on its front page in the first line- ‘Recognition of the secret of the Vedas.’ [2] This fetish for the revival …

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50 Years of Bangladeshi Independence and the Unresolved Question of the Lower Castes

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Mayur Kudupale Bangladesh is celebrating 50 years of independence from Pakistan. It has been a remarkable journey for this country that has set an ideal example in the Indian subcontinent. The independence of Bangladesh and post-independence development is directly associated with the India-Pakistan tussles. Soon after independence, Henry Kissinger had famously called Bangladesh a ‘Basket …

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How Egalitarian is Archaeology: An Ontological Observation

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  Hardik Parmar    Caste Background of Archaeology in India Archaeology as a subject is a rational and logical inquiry into the past using scientific methods. Its primary interest lies with understanding the complex question of how we [humans] came into existence but more importantly what processes and interactions involved in the making of civilizations …

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Mālik-Joji-Trance: Fahadh Faasil’s Epic Trilogy Of Spiritual Crisis

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  Umar Nizarudeen  Fahadh Faasil, the Malayalam film actor has come into national as well as global limelight, much more than any other actor from Kerala has ever managed to do before. From his heterodox acting style, body language and physique to an unconventional choice of roles, Fahadh Faasil has helped break stale notions of …

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Ensuring Access to Justice for Oppressed Communities: Need for proper implementation of Constitution

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  Bodhi Ramteke   Dr. B. R Ambedkar once said, “If I was asked to name any particular article in this Constitution as the most important — an article without which this Constitution would be a nullity, then I could not refer to any other article except Article 32.1 It is the heart and soul …

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How BJP ran TN without getting elected – the story before 2 May

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  Radhika Sudhakar  The story of Tamil Nadu election 2021, as the election itself drew close, was judged by non-brahmins in the state as one that was not going to be who the winner is – the ruling party or the opposition, but the faceoff between the outgoing Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanisamy vs BJP-backed-dy-CM-O …